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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 24, 2009 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae

Genus: Turdus

Species: Turdus migratorius

Fly away you shit!



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Poster: skies Date: Sep 25, 2009 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Bubblebrew : your joke on turdus migratorius is hilarious !!!

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 25, 2009 8:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

My pesty little brother never thought so. I used to torture him with that name.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 25, 2009 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Of course it wouldnot be nice towards your brother ,bubblebrew , but this annal vulgar irregular deserved it ,and you say it better than this irregular ever could !

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 25, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Older brothers always torture younger ones, especially when they are little turds. He is much bigger than me now, however, I still have the intimidation factor on my side. And always will. I just love the big fella.

Caught my daughter dancing to Birdsong this morning. Pretty cool.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 25, 2009 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

If you want you little girl to keep dancing in life ,don't le big brothers bully her too mch ,tho ,so she keeps her birdsong !

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 25, 2009 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

My daughter and her little brother are thick as thieves. No one, but no one, messes with his sis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPTkkqqzf90

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrranidae

Genus: Sayornis


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Poster: skies Date: Sep 26, 2009 1:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

These little phoebe birds are so lovely , bbbrew ! Among many other marvels onthis planet , I do love tiny birds ,a mystery of life : how do they survive the cold of winters ,survive in the ciries ,can fly so long , can sing so loud ,these little bunddles of feathers ?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 25, 2009 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Ah, one of my favs around here (SW). Blake phoebe. Love that name too, "phoebe" for gals or birds...Say's phoebe is another pretty one we see a lot of here. Nice little flycatchers with big mouths, though inclined to stuff them with flying insects rather than spouting off...

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 25, 2009 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

We love the name too. It fits her very well. High metabolism and eats well. No Phoebe's in these parts (NW Ca.) Great abundance of water fowl though, my main avian interest. Funny thing, I have noticed women like the Phoebe name more than men. We seem to be the exception.
Have a great weekend.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 24, 2009 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Ohhh--that robin beats my swallow any day! Good shot...now, I have to ask, BBB, do you have an interest in ornithology to have known about the genus name being so useful to you in this humorous post of yours, or just happenstance?

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 24, 2009 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Just an avid birdwatcher these days. B.S. in Biology minor chem.. I would take bird courses as electives.

I just couldnt resist, hate to see my beloved Python used so shabbly.

BTW I watched the Stegner PBS show also. Very good. Of all the conservationists I'm least well read on him. Must change that.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 24, 2009 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

Well thanks for the outstanding support! Much better than my tweety bird. And, like you, I love MPython, and was responding to quickly or I would have gotten it right...damn.

There are lots to choose from, as they covered in the show, and of course, I just stole most of my quotes from him/there in my few posts about him today...100th Merid was the first of his, and my fav, but that has a lot to do with being a desert rat myself. I knew a fair bit about him, but hadn't realized til the show how many folks he influenced.

Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed that program.

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 25, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

I was a bit quick also. I should try to not post from work.

More important than irregular's very unwitty use of MPython, is the shabby treatment of JOTS post.
Good luck JOTS, throw in a bone when ya can.

Thanks for the Stegner input. One of his Collected stories look good to start with. Arid Lands looks intersting, Id like to know more about Powell. I miss the desert. I used to hike the Superstitions alot as a teenager.

Turdus Migratorius was the first scientific, taxonomy, bird name I learned from grandpa. So funny to a little boy made it easy to remember. I only remember a couple dozen scientific names these days.

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Poster: veblen Date: Sep 24, 2009 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: farewell my forum family

if you haven't read recapitulation by stegner it is a mighty fine read...